Memcached is a popular data caching system, which can improve the speed and the overall performance of your Internet sites tremendously in case they use an API or a database. This is achieved by caching the requests to the API/database and the responses that are delivered, so when a client conducts a search for a particular product on your Internet site, for instance, the database will not have to be accessed to display the results and the entire procedure will be carried out considerably quicker. This is valid for all kinds of database-powered applications and not only for online shops, since anytime a specific web page is opened, the application sends a database query to get the data that should be displayed. With Memcached, not only will your site open considerably faster, but it will also create much less load. If any data in the database is updated, the cached responses will also be ‘refreshed’, so the users won’t see any out-of-date information.

Memcached in Website Hosting

You can use the Memcached content caching system with all website hosting that we’re offering. It is offered as an optional upgrade, which you can add with just a couple of clicks via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It needs a PHP extension, which is already installed on our cloud hosting platform, so you can start using Memcached as soon as you order it. The upgrade is separated into two parts, which will give you more freedom depending on the websites that you want to use it for. The first part shows the number of the sites that will use Memcached, or the so-called ‘instances’, while the second one refers to the system memory, i.e. to how much content the system will be able to cache. You can add more memory in increments of 16 MB and the more memory you have ordered, the more data will be cached, which may be a good idea for heavy-traffic websites with large-sized databases and plenty of visitors. Thus, you can supercharge the overall performance of any script-driven website hosted on our servers without effort.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can get the Memcached distributed memory object caching system as an optional upgrade with all our semi-dedicated servers and since it works with any script-powered web application, you can use it for any site that you host on our platform, no matter what app you have used – Mambo, WordPress or Joomla, a custom app, etc. You can request the upgrade through the respective section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel from which you administer your semi-dedicated account, and you can select two different features – the number of instances and the amount of memory that they will use. Basically, these things define the number of the Internet sites that will use Memcached and the amount of system memory that the system will be able to use to store your content. The two things are offered separately for more freedom and one instance does not come with a particular amount of system memory. You can make the most of the Memcached system with any sort of website and both you and your visitors will swiftly spot the difference in the overall performance.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers

Any dedicated server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel comes with Memcached already installed by default, so you can start using this object caching system as soon as your server is fully functional, without needing to upgrade or install anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can use depends on the server that you’ve picked, but as our servers are very powerful and due to the fact that it is likely that you’ll host resource-demanding sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the system can use will be 3 GB. This will permit you to accelerate the performance of extremely busy Internet sites with ease and you will detect the difference soon after Memcached begins caching database requests. You can make full use of the Memcached system with any database-powered web portal, including those based on famous CMSs like Joomla and WordPress.